Monday, 27 August 2018

Season's Greetings

Hi there crafters!  I really do need to start showing some Christmas cards, even though you might not be ready to see them!  You will thank me later if you start on them now so hopefully here is some inspiration for you!  I started with the Poinsettia Quilt mask on a piece of ruby red card.  I used the Red Ultra Sparkle texture paste through it and set it aside to dry well.  Next I cut  a white frame for it using the Double Pierced Noble Squares and added it with foam over the dry background.  I cut two of the Poinsettia Garland die in white and added red flowers and glued the, into opposite corners.  I cut the Season's Greeting die in white and glued it to the centre of the card.  White and red mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the rich deep red.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Christmas card today! Lovely background with the glitter paste and the poinsettia look wonderful. Debra x

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue, must have a play with my glitter paste too. Have a great day hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
At the moment I am into the festive season.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Loraine Jefferis said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love this mask with the glitter paste must treat myself. Thanks Sue. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Stunning card today, am going to have to try the glitter pastes the card is so pretty.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. A new week and a beautiful rich sample to start it with one that would have pride of place in anyone's home, although before you get to the end of the festive samples it's a statement I'll use more than once because all of your samples would take pride of place ☺
Thanks to a wet blustery cold day yesterday market went great and I can now collect my craft goodies on hold from my craft shop and treat myself to one of the many new dies I've needed since launch but which one, maybe the baby rattle, I just can't decide, but thanks for giving me the tools and inspiration that enabled me to sell well yesterday xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, gorgeous.


Chris Curry said...

A great Christmas card Sue, bring on the inspiration. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
It's never too soon for Christmas cards in my world and this one is a beauty! The Poinsettia Garland die is so pretty and together with the texture paste background makes a stunning design. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

BenteS said...

The poinsettia garland die is one of my favourites, so pretty.
Love the deep beautiful background on this card :))

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue and not to soon x xhazel

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Never too early for your Christmas cards Sue and this one is a great example of why. The red glitter paste looks fabulous and of course anything poinsettia, keep the inspiration coming I say 😁
A little rain here today at last, it has been a very dry winter and the drought is terrible for our farmers, I hope it lasts a bit longer
Muriel x

Netty The Runner said...

Beautiful card Sue. Please keep showing your Christmas cards; it’s never too early. I need all the inspiration I can get.
Annette x

Jacqui O A said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Wow what a stunning card today love the rich red colour of this. I must get some sparkle paste to try it.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care
Hunnymummy from MK

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card today. Love the gorgeous red colour and the Poinsettia Garland die is gorgeous.

Barbara V

Laura O said...

Absolutely gorgeous card sue. Stunning. Laura O Springfield

Unknown said...

Plug your ears, all you poinsettia lovers, and go, “lalala” so you don’t hear what I’m about to say. This card might have benefitted from some other flower that is not a poinsettia being used for the floral element. The poinsettias in the quilt pattern of the mask seem more like the stars you see made of triangles on a quilt, and these are so narrow tthat one might not even think poinsettia. That was the appeal to me. If only we had one of those cluster corners of a Christmas rose. Okay, you can unplug your ears now.

Beautiful card! Double festive with the red on red.

I might have overdosed on Christmas inspiration. Did it always used to be like this, where the new releases starting in June are almost exclusively Christmas? I have enough to last the rest of my life and into the retro steampunk future, when Santa ties his sleigh to a rocket.

I wonder how the reindeer feel about fracking.

Well, enjoy your bank holiday. Is this one attached to any occasion?


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love the glitter paste.
B xx

margaret driscoll said...

Morning Sue
Pretty card!
Love Marg

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I am very grateful that you show some christmas cards , I always leave mine too late ! I love the background and the poinsettias look lovely x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

TDQ Karen said...

I do love seeing your Christmas cards especially the poinsettias which I think are usually my favourite each year

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the red and white combination for Christmas and there is just enough sparkle to make it look really festive.


Suemac said...

A beautiful sample.

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning , its always a pleasure to see your Christmas cards and never to early. The colours are stunning and love the sparkle and pattern from the mask finished beautifully with the poinsettia corners.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes.
A lovely card again today Sue. I love the poinsettia's and they are certainly used to advantage on today's offering.
Thank you for sharing.
Marie P.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning , its always a pleasure to see your Christmas cards and never to early. The colours are stunning and love the sparkle and pattern from the mask finished beautifully with the poinsettia corners.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely Christmas card, I treated myself the corner die you have used it's so pretty.

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue rich and beautiful the flowers are beautiful still waiting for mine to be delivered thanks sue
Love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

dj from kettering said...

Gosh, what a stunning card!!! Anyone would
be pleased to get it,

Doreen x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such lovely deep red colours with the glitter paste and finished nicely with the poinsettias. Xx

rosiejt said...

How lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the background and of course the poinsettias. The colour is beautiful. A stunning card. Sending best wishes

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card!!
Rosemary xx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous card. I must confess to having made a few Christmas cards already but nothing as stunning as this one! X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and this mask is great. love Jean Z xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & as you know poinsettias are my favourite flowers so this is a card I would send & love to receive. Yvonne xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card and background! When I bought the poinsetta background die I also bought this die. I haven't started my Christmas cards my mojo seems to be missing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, right up my street, also colourwise.
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

Very Christmassy and glittery. Will look lovely on someone's mantlepiece!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very opulent and beautiful
Doreen R

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful I love this card. I belong to a facebook group called MOCCEWT and our aim is to make one Christmas card every week throught the year which means if we only do the one we end up with 52 cards by the time we need to be posting. So I am used to seeing Christmas cards all year round and it means my Christmas stamps and dies do not lie unused and unloved most of the year round as they once did.

Hugs Helen xx

evis said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card Sue. The poinsettia die is just beautiful and a must have.
I will give the glitter paste a try as it looks so good.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Very nice card.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous Christmas card in red and white. A beautiful red background and I love your poinsettias corners.

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today, quite simply but very effective. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely elegant card, thank you Sue.

sandieann21 said...

Love it, and will be trying to reproduce in some fashion!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with lots of lovely rich ruby red glitter. I loved this on launch and am pleased to see it again, the poinsettia garland die and the poinsettia quilt mask are must-haves.


Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Yorkie girl said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
Well Christmas starts here I love today’s card very opulent that background is stunning my friend
I hope you don’t mind me wishing one of your loyal bloggers and friend JUNE SMITH a very happy birthday today
She will be 71 years young. Happy Birthday 🎁June
Ohh and she did love the card inspired by you my friend
Have a lovely day Sue
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

karenlotty said...

Lovely card SUE I have made a start on my Christmas cards but I really need to crack on and make some more to save that last minute rush

Suzzette Yandle said...


Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue a fabulous card I will have to get the glitter paste and give it a go .
Catherine V94 P3CA.

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sue
Marion S x

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, just got back from a walking break and playing catch up with your blog.
Lovely card today. I just love poinsettias and use my dies all year round not just at Christmas time. I have started cutting my poinsettia corners out but haven't made an actual card up, as yet.
Hugs xx Pauline

Ann Topp said...

Good Afternoon Sue. I am sorry for missing the comments again. We were on our second festival for August again in the middle of a farmer's field with no WiFi connection whatsoever.
Beautiful card today Sue.... love the poinsettias dies and stamps and your sample is gorgeous. Will be back to normal for a few weeks now until our holiday. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Pawprintx4 said...

Very pretty card. I do love that background and I will admit to making a few Christmas cards already when I normally wait until November or late October after finishing my Halloween cards. There are just so many great Christmas products coming our way and as I love making cards I may as well try out new techniques on Christmas cards. I make a lot of different ones, different styles to fit different people .
Donita, the Poinsettia dies can look like other flowers, be different colors,etc. I am not particularly fond of the real flower and like the different colored ones better. Christmas does come earlier each year, I do agree but I guess if you make a ton of cards one must get to it and I remember when it took forever for certain products to actually get in local stores (trickle down to us). I think logistics are better now.
Everyone, hope your Monday is a good one and leads into a great week,
Stephanie K

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post in a more classic style. Love it and have the poinsettia dies which are fab and look stunning in white as well.

Nana on the Hill said...

Love the poinsettia die, and the stencil using the glitter paste make a beautiful backdrop, white on ruby is a stunning combination x

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card, background is stunning. I have made about half of my Christmas cards, just need to keep my momentum going and make the rest! Love Jean xxx

ursula said...

Wow, so so pretty....stunning colour, sure to liven up anyone's day...luv Ursula xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Oh No !!!! I have to 'have' this red sparkle texture paste now haha, it looks positively gorgeous and yummy, I love this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Clai01 said...

Fantastic just love it, as id just says Christmas! x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a stunning card keep them coming.I don't batch make cards so I need as much help as possible.
Donita I don't think there is a special reason for our August bank holiday apart from it marks the end of our summer and school children go back to school in England so it is the last chance for family to have time together.

Scottydog said...

What a striking card. This die is another on my list, unfortunately never get to the bottom of the list! Thanks Sue.

CCM said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Too early to think about X-mas? My answer is yes, BUT all your ideas are so welcome. At least I know that I have tons of cards where I can find inspiration for this year X-mas, next year X-mas and so on. I tried to resist and not to order any more X-Mas dies BUT ... soon I will be the proud owner of at least half, of your this June Festive release.
Do you plan another release next month?
Hugs from Toronto,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love poinsettias.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous gorgeous card,love it thanks for the inspiration,
Yesterday's card was really good as well,
Best wishes
Karen M

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
I would love to receive a Christmas card like this.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, gorgeous card, love it Sue, love the background and the floral embellishments. It really is a gorgeous card.
Di B. x

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I’m Truly Thrilled That You Have Began To Show Lots More Of
Your Magnificent Christmas Cards It Gives Me So Many Ideas
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Ruby Red Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Poinsettia Quilt Mask”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Red Texture Paste”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed 3mm/5mm White Pearls”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Square Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Poinsettia Garland Die Set”. (From The Festive Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Season Greeting Die Set”. (From The Festive Collection 1 Cutting Die)
You Began Today’s Card With A Piece Of Ruby Red Foundation Card With The Beautiful Poinsettia Quilt Mask
You Used The Red Texture Paste Through It, Then Set This Aside Until Completely Dry
Then You Created A Coconut White Frame For Your Background Using The Double Pierced Square Die Set
You Added Mounting Foam To The Back, Then Placed Over Your Background
Sue, You Then Cut Out Two Of The Poinsettia Garland Die In White Adding Red Flowers You Then Glued
Them In Opposite Corners, You Cut The Season GreetingDie In White Then Glued It To The Centre Of Your
Card, You Added A White/Red Mat/Layer Plus Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Phenomenal Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. A bit early for my Christmas cards but love to see all your gorgeous inspiration. Xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!!

Eunice said...

Don't know if I am ready yet????

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I need all the inspiration I can get to bump start me, and this card is just perfect and beautiful. Love the sparkle paste background. Bx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a stunning card, always love poinsettias x

Owlish said...

I like the fact ur apologising for ur Xmas card when I been making them all year in and out anyway ur card is very elegant love the whole effect of it great inspiration